Daniel Reilly, 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) discussed today’s Supreme Court decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act on CNN this afternoon. Below are excerpts and a link to the video.
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“The fact of the matter is what the Supreme Court said today was the health care bill is constitutional. And therefore, Americans are going to have greater confidence that they're going to have access to affordable quality health care. Seniors are going to have prescription drugs they can afford, 26-year-olds or up to 26 will have insurance that they can rely on through their family if they're not employed and have their own insurance, [there] won't be lifetime caps on policies, and … insurance companies won't be in charge of [Americas’] right to get insurance, notwithstanding a pre-existing condition.”
“We believe [the health care law] will be to the benefit of the American people and to our country generally. And that bill has now been found to be constitutional by the Supreme Court of the United States.”